The raw figures show there were 600 accidental shooting deaths in 2010, yet there were 30,781 accidental poisoning deaths in that same year. There were 554 accidental shooting deaths in 2009 vs. 31,758 accidental poisoning deaths and 592 accidental shooting deaths in 2008 vs. 31,116 accidental poisoning deaths.
Another way, perhaps a fairer way, to look at this would be to compare accidental and non-accidental poisoning deaths to all gun deaths. That would pretty much even things up, wouldn't it?
But, the real point is, so what? What's the point? Should we continue to nonchalantly respond to preventable gun deaths just because there are more deadly things out there?
Of course not.